Thanks so much for the insight. I love that last sentence, and take it as a gentle reminder to all of us to remember to be human.
I think the most important thing to remember is, these guys are (mostly) just people that fucked up, and then kept fucking up because they're only support system are the people they're locked up with. Their families abandoned them, if they do get visitors 90% of the time it's a mom or dad telling them how much of a fuck up they are. It's not gonna help them out of their situation.